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MS get Motorola Android ban, Motorola in turn get XBOX ban

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, May 23, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Gotta love idiocy at it's best.

    What is hell is Microsoft thinking? They can't compete in the mobile market and then they want to start a war over mobile devices? Considering it's Motorola, did they think it would stop there?!?!? :eek:mg:

    Steve Ballmer has to be the biggest idiot on the planet. How in hell has he been the chief of MS so long?

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    "In the long running dispute between Motorola and Microsoft, Judge David Shaw of the ITC recommended Monday an import ban on Xbox 360 S consoles, as they are found to infringe Motorola's patents (PDF). The judge also ordered Microsoft post a bond of 7 percent of the retail price of all unsold U.S. Xbox inventory. The decision will go to the ITC's board of commissioners, who will either uphold the recommendation or overturn it. 'Microsoft argued that Shaw's exclusion order does not serve the public interest because it would leave consumers of video game consoles with only two options to satisfy their needs: the Sony Playstation and the Nintendo Wii. Shaw rejected that argument, finding that the public interest in enforcing intellectual property rights outweighs any potential economic impact on video game console buyers.'"
  2. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Microsoft using other peoples intellectual property? No way that could ever happen.
  3. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    So now they have to pay Google :laugh2:
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    MS put a lot of small companies out of business in the early days... stealing their intellectual property and then smothering them in court because of their deep pockets...

    Motorola ain't Double Space... they have deep pockets, too...
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Fixed due to the yesterday's official announcement.
  6. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    If I remember correctly MS was started using other peoples ideas. My post was intended to be sarcastic.
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Well not started on, but their first major product MS-DOS was acquired (QDOS) for $50,000 from Tim Paterson. Prior to that, MS was writing BASIC for different systems.

    MS-DOS was the key to their future though.
  8. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I know it was... I was adding to your post by showing an example...
  9. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    actually the OEMs who use android have to may microsoft for IP.
  10. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Wasn't it Bill Gates who said "intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana?" :) Not that he's wrong.
  11. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    They also pay Microsoft for Active Sync just funny Microsoft may have to pay them back for the XBOX

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